My daughter’s seldom used bedroom is transformed into a fun, colorful playroom.
I recently shared our youngest daughter’s (DD2) budget friendly guest bath which is now used by my darling grandson (DGS). His bathroom is off a short hallway between his eclectic nursery and the guest bedroom.
When DD2 purchased the home, the previous owner’s space [left] was turned into guest room [right] using her original master bedroom furniture.
Then along came baby. And as children grow, so do the size of their toys. DD2’s goal was to create a bright and fun-filled colorful playroom space so that the living room wasn’t overrun with toys. The random stripe pattern FLOR carpet squares offer soft, varied textural bands of rainbow color stripes. The floor covering is 100% recycled nylon, and an easy to clean, hardwearing surface – you can literally take a square outside and hose down. DD2 chose to install in a straight pattern, but could quarter-turn to create a parquet design for a different look. DGS loves the vintage inspired ABC cards featuring animal illustrations by Japanese artist Junzo Terada. Jute twine and miniature clothespins were used for an inexpensive display that won’t damage the cards. Sturdy lined metal baskets are used as toy storage in this corner, while an organic cotton canvas bin with felt raccoon appliqué is used in another corner [top photo].
As an alternative to the trendy flag banners seen in children’s rooms, DD2 selected whimsical fabric birds and elephant hangers with bells and beads handcrafted by artisans in India. A single strand had been hung on the closet door hinge in the nursery, and DGS has always been intrigued with the colors and bells. A single elephant hangs on the ceiling fan pulls here and in his bedroom.
DGS cooks a mean meal on his retro style pretend play kitchen. Last Christmas he gave his mom the handmade yellow sign that reads “There’s this boy who stole my heart, he call me Mom.” Hers isn’t the only heart that’s been stolen.
A vintage frame, scrapbook paper and steady hands were all it took for this Gigi to create his silhouette for her Mother’s Day gift. Personal, meaningful touches make his playroom a special place for all of us.
Carpet squares – Parallel Reality, pink; FLOR
Teepee – LaFortune Linens; Etsy
Dog Art – Sugarboo Designs Art Print Brown Boy Dog; Layla Grace
Animal Fun Flash Cards – LA LA Land; Anthropologie
Lined Metal Baskets – Creative Co-op; At Home
Fabric Birds – Fabric Hanger Collection; World Market
Pretend Play Kitchen – Vintage Kitchen in Blue; KidKraft
There’s This Boy sign – Madi Kay Designs
Raccoon Storage Bin – 3 Sprouts
For more of my daughter’s home projects see Hidden Laundry Spaces, Dining Room Transformation, Informal Picture Wall, Master Bedroom and Master Bath Redo.
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